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Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

The Value of Loyalty?
I would not have known who Ed Catmull was, except for a passage in Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson.[...]
Demystifying Supply Chains
I have been asked this question a lot on Quora, as well in my board and other speeches. A lot[...]
Supply Chain Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing
Trust & Care - Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today's Digital Marketing - This is[...]
10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network
The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from[...]
Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business
Supply Chain Confusion - Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social[...]
5-STAR Business Network – A Company is known by the company it keeps
I am always amused to see the starry eyed stories of success of the companies in the business press. Many[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
The Rare Art of Getting Rapid Results
I was in a meeting with one of my clients who was one of the top 3 executives in a[...]
The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica Thanks Global Supply Chain Group
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica thanks Global Supply Chain Group's Vivek Sood for representing Asia Pacific perspective at the[...]
Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation (FAR) – For Efficient Product Development
This article is an extract from The Five Star Business Network, written by Vivek Sood   "It's really hard to[...]
What I Learnt About Business Transformations Fighting Pirates (Not in the Caribbean)! – Part 1
I was reminded of this story because I was talking about it in a workshop on business transformation last week.[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

Demystifying Supply Chains
I have been asked this question a lot on Quora, as well in my board and other speeches. A lot[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Why Almost Everybody is Missing the Most Important Point in Their Solution to Amazon’s Threat to Australian Retailers
HOW BIG AMAZON'S THREAT TO AUSTRALIAN RETAILERS? Yesterday (on 2nd November 2017) I happened to briefly glance at the Australian[...]
How Can I Improve Supply Chain In My Company? Five Signs of a Broken Supply Chain
Leading Executives Are Continually On a Lookout to Improve Supply Chain in Their Company Most CEOs and CXOs think about[...]
Supply Chain Confusion could kill your business
Supply Chain Confusion - Have you Encountered It? What is Supply Chain Confusion all about? I am a very social[...]
10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network
The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]

For Logistics Companies:

Challenging Leadership Principles
By Stuart Emmett  This article puts over what I see as essential leadership principles. They are taken from my book[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management
Why Trust in Supply Chain Is Important?Recently, the value of trust in supply chain was brought home to me in[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

Simplest Tip to Increase Your Income
Many professionals in the business world wonder how to increase income, at least every few weeks. Want to legitimately increase[...]
E- Learning; a philosophy not a manifesto
Stuart Emmett  takes a look at E-learning Wherever we turn these days all kinds of “e” are quickly growing and[...]
Change Your Processes Before Implementing New Software
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

Caveat Emptor – Buyer Beware
www.outsourcing3.com Beware the Story: Trust Your Emotions AND Verify All Facts Less that two-thirds of all outsourcing succeed because of[...]
How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Assign Clear Personal Responsibility for Each Cost Line to a Single Individual
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be[...]
10 Ways To Create Value Through Your Business Network
The key to realising value in your business is to use your business network. The marketplace has moved on from[...]
What Business Executives Can Learn From The Story of Brazil’s Soccer Transformation
In the early 90s, more than two decades since its last World Cup championship title, Brazil hungered for the trophy[...]
Barnes and Nobles’ latest public spat with Simon and Schuster – another nail in the Publishing industry?
As predicted in my book 5-STAR Business Networks when a product category, its current form, reaches the end of its[...]
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